February Gardening To-Dos

In the Garden

  • If temperatures are above freezing, prune roses after President’s Day.
  • Till and mix in organic compost as weather permits to prepare soil in flower and vegetable garden beds.
  • On mild winter days, plant bare-root roses, trees, deciduous shrubs, primroses and pansies.
  • Mid-month, pull mulch partly away from emerging bulbs and perennials and hunt for hidden slugs.
  • If you didn’t plant bulbs in the fall, buy potted bulbs now and place them in a warm, bright spot to encourage early bloom.

Fruits & Veggies

  • On mild days, plant small fruit trees.
  • Purchase seeds to get your vegetables started indoors.
  • Start broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower indoors under grow lights.
  • At month’s end, move veggie starts into a cold frame or sheltered outdoor location to harden off.

The Lawn

  • Starlings pecking at turf help remove soil pests such as crane fly larvae. Make these feathered heroes feel welcome.
  • Check lawn for standing puddles. Correct drainage or replace lawn with better-adapted ground covers.

Around the House

  • Visit the Garden Festival for inspiration.
  • Decorate your home for Valentine’s Day and buy something special for your sweetie.
  • Check your indoor plants on a regular basis. Bring your plants to Molbak’s Information Booth in our Garden Center anytime and our plant experts can help with any questions.
  • Be sure to keep bird feeders clean and full. Hummingbird feeders need to be cleaned every two weeks. Other bird feeders should be cleaned yearly.

CLIMBING
Don Juan
Golden Opportunity
Iceberg
Joseph's Coat 

DAVID AUSTIN (available in March)
Bonica
Claire Austin
Desdemona
Eustacia Vye
Gabriel Oak
Gertrude Jekyll
Golden Celebration
Olivia Rose Austin
Roald Dahl
Scepter’d Isle
Silas Marner
Teasing Georgia
The Generous Gardener
The Lark Ascending
The Poet's Wife

FLORIBUNDA
Angel Face
Chihuly
Ebb Tide
Hot Cocoa
Julia Child
Livin' Easy
Morning Glow
Sunsprite
Trumpeter 

GRANDIFLORA
Love
Queen Elizabeth
Uptown Girl

GROUNDCOVER
Flower Carpet Coral
Flower Carpet Pink
Flower Carpet Red

HYBRID TEA
Chantilly Cream
Double Delight
Fragrant Cloud
Heavenly Scented
Honor
Just Joey
Mister Lincoln
New Zealand
Perfume Factory
Sugar Moon
Touch Of Class
Veteran's Honor

MINIATURE
Gourmet Popcorn 
Lemon Drop
Midnight Fire
Ruby Ruby 

SHRUB
Blanc Double De Coubert
Bonica
Champagne Wishes
Coral Cove
Double Knockout
Head Over Heels
High Voltage
Kamir
Love & Peace
Oscar Peterson
Sally Holmes
Snowdrift
Sultry Night
Sweet Fragrance

Yellow Submarine

 BOLD = New for 2023